Michigan hunters will once again enjoy 60-day duck seasons this fall, as the Natural Resources Commission set waterfowl seasons at its regular meeting in Muskegon.
Duck seasons will once again be split into two segments in all three of state duck-hunting zones.
In the North Zone, duck season is set for and .
In the Middle Zone, duck season is and .
In the South Zone, duck season is slated for and .
The daily bag limit is six ducks, to include no more than four mallards (no more than one hen), three wood ducks, three scaup (bluebills), two redheads, two canvasback, two pintails and one black duck.
Waterfowl hunting starts with the early Canada goose season beginning statewide. The season is in the North Zone and in the rest of the state except in Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron counties, where the season is . The daily bag limit is five.
The regular Canada goose season is in the North Zone; and in the Middle Zone; and , and in the South Zone, except in designated goose management units. The daily bag limit is two.
In the Saginaw County Goose Management Unit, the season is , and , with a daily bag limit of two.
In the Tuscola/Huron GMU, the season is , , and - , with a daily bag limit of two.
In the Allegan County GMU, the season is – Jan, 31, with a daily bag limit of two.
In the Muskegon Wastewater GMU, the season is and , with a daily bag limit of two.
The late goose season in the South Zone is , with a daily bag limit of five.
"Waterfowl hunters will have ample opportunity to get out in Michigan’s marshes, lakes, and fields with these maximum season lengths," said Barb Avers, DNR waterfowl and wetlands specialist.